This workbook is intended as a guide for A.A. members involved in Treatment Committee work.
The Treatment Kit contains the workbook and a selection of pamphlets, guidelines and order forms associated with Treatment Committee work.
- bring the message of hope for recovery to alcoholics in a variety of treatment settings
- demonstrate to administrators and staff “how it works” and are instruments of attraction to the A.A. program
- provide information about A.A., as well as literature and guidelines for setting up A.A. meetings in treatment facilities and outpatient settings
Suggested Committee Activities
- Send a list of Treatment Committee meetings to all D.C.M.s and to local intergroup/central offices.
- Invite Corrections, Cooperation with the Professional Community, and Public Information Committee liaisons to Treatment Committee meetings.
- Make presentations to treatment facilities or outpatient treatment settings and offer regular presentations to accommodate staff changes.
- Set up Treatment Committee literature displays at district meetings, area meetings, seminars, conventions, etc.
- Create a local Treatment Committee presentation based on the Treatment Committee Workbook and local experience for psychiatric hospitals, assisted living facilities, youth noncorrectional facilities, shelters, sober houses, and a variety of other treatment settings. Use of the DVD Hope: Alcoholics Anonymous or the DVD A.A. Videos for Young People, where appropriate, may be helpful.
- Contact assisted living facilities, to offer A.A. presentations or meetings.
- Contact psychiatric hospitals to offer A.A. presentations or meetings.
- Contact homeless shelters and offer A.A. presentations or meetings.
- Contact sober houses and offer A.A. presentations or meetings.
- Contact outpatient rehabilitation programs and offer A.A. presentations or meetings.
- Contact local Veterans Administration Hospitals or facilities and offer A.A. presentations or meetings.
- Create a Temporary Contact (Bridging the Gap) program.
For more ideas like this, see the Treatment Committee Workbook.